US Popularity:2368
Other Origin(s):Egyptian, Greek, Hebrew, Latin
Meaning:Sea of bitterness; Rebelliousness; Wished-for child; Beloved
Mariel is a feminine name steeped in origins from across the world, including Latin, Greek, Egyptian, and Scandinavian. Meaning "sea of bitterness,” "rebelliousness,” "wished-for child,” and “beloved,” this name blends traditional vibes with contemporary flair, flourishing in the 80s and 90s. Mariel is a modern take on the ancient Hebrew names Mary and Maria, influenced by Muriel. Similar names include Marielle, Mariella, Maryal, and Marialla, each bringing a distinct aura to the table. Mariel offers a fresh rendition of a timeless classic, making it a fitting choice for a star like baby.

Mariel Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Mariel is currently #2391 on The Bump
Girl:Mariel is currently #1659 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Mariel is currently #2368 in U.S. births
Girl:Mariel is currently #1254 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 809
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • Behind the Name, Mariel, February 2019

  • Behind the Name, Mary, January 2022

  • Name Doctor, Mariel (1)

  • WordSense Dictionary, Mariel

  • Online Etymology Dictionary, Mary, April 2024

  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 219

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